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"In '38, sowing wheat, you know, and them dang buggers would come out and they'd eat it. If they'd eat a straight line, it wouldn't have been so bad. But they'd just eat in, you know. And in '36, I worked for a guy, Lou Burger, who moved north of Bradshaw. And on a tractor, sometimes they'd be moving, it would be just like a cloud up there. And once and a while, a dang grasshopper would hit you in the face and that would just knock you coo-coo."

Elroy Hoffman on Grasshoppers

   

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Farming Evolution
Cream and Eggs
Lanterns to Electricity
Electricity for Farmwork
Getting Married
Working for the Wessels
Dust Storms
Getting an FSA Loan